Iroko

Grade Overview:- FAS - (First and Seconds).

Properties

BOTANICAL NAME Chlorophora excelsa, Chlorophora regia
DENSITY -
DISTRIBUTION C. excelsa has a wide distribution in tropical Africa, from Sierra Leone in the west, toTanzania in the east. C.regia is confined to West Africa, where it occurs from Senegal to Ghana. There does not appear to be any significant difference between the timber of the two species.
DRYING The timber dries well and fairly rapidly, with only a slight tendency to distortion and splitting.
DURABILITY Durable
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS FSC & 3rd Party COC
MOISTURE CONTENT 14% - 18% (+/- 2%)
ORIGIN West & Central Africa
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES Iroko has excellent strength properties, comparing well with teak, though weaker in bending and in compression along the grain
STORAGE ADVICE Under cover
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Joinery - Exterior, Joinery - Interior, Cladding, Decking.
WORKING QUALITIES Medium to difficult - Iroko works fairly well with most tools, though with some dulling effect on their cutting edges, especially when calcareous deposits are prevalent. On quarter-sawn stock, there is a tendency for grain to pick up due to interlocked grain, and a reduction of cutting angle to 15° is usually necessary to obtain a smooth surface. An excellent finish can be obtained if the grain is filled. It takes nails and screws well, and can be glues satisfactorily.
PURCHASING CYCLE 12 month

Iroko

Product Code Stocked Environmental Credentials
KD 3rd Party (Iroko)
26mm H0005704 Y 3rd Party COC
26 x 150mm H0006457 Y 3rd Party COC
26 x 200mm H0006458 Y 3rd Party COC
26 x 225mm H0006676 Y 3rd Party COC
26 x 305mm H0006701 Y 3rd Party COC
34mm H0006280 Y 3rd Party COC
40mm H0005712 Y 3rd Party COC
40 x 150mm H0006702 Y 3rd Party COC
52mm H0005712 Y 3rd Party COC
65mm H0005719 Y 3rd Party COC
78mm H0005721 Y 3rd Party COC
78 x 225mm H0006563 Y 3rd Party COC
102mm H0005724 Y 3rd Party COC